Electrical - Control Systems, Electrical - Energy, Electrical - Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering
4 Year Degree
Company: AVANGRID RENEWABLES
Boston, MA, US TX, US CT, US NY, US ME, US Portland, OR, US
Scope of Work
The Senior Electrical Engineer (Submarine Cable) is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US, Europe and overseas.
Belonging to the Project Services team and reporting to a Lead Engineer, the Senior Electrical Engineer (Submarine Cable) will be responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies, plans, specifications, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.
MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):
Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the key package, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.
Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective engineering advice to the key packages and projects.
Manage the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
Manage the inspection, testing and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk, or improve safety.
Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for key work packages to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and program without compromising safety.
Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
Education & Experience Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required. Master’s Degree preferred.
Strong knowledge of Land and submarine high-voltage cables:
Experience in design, manufacturing, construction and/or operations of large electrical systems, emphasizing insulated cable facilities
Specifying HV cables from 66kV to 400kV
Understanding of cable system design and related studies
Supporting contract and package manager in the delivery and execution of cable supply contracts
Cable design and sizing optimization
Understanding of design issues relating to long transmission cables
Understanding of the design issues related to installation methods and conditions
Wind farm inter-array cable layout design.
Knowledge and understanding HV cables thermal performance.
Achieved or eligible for qualification Chartered Engineer status.
Substantial experience designing and working in the offshore industry, preferably offshore wind, and/or marine sector.
Experience of leading teams involved in multidisciplinary work packages in international environments.
Substantial experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction, marine and offshore projects.
Proven experience in delivery of large packages, including contract management, program management, cost and risk control.
Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
Proven communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key engineering decisions.
Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the package.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.
Proven ability in giving accurate, concise and timely advice to development teams.
Ability to identify resource constraints and provide recommendations to mitigate capacity or capability gaps.
Language skills (Spanish, French, or German desirable)
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus /Incentive + Standard Benefits
Internal Number: Req 14035
About AVANGRID CO
AVANGRID, Inc. AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables.
Our Company - Avangrid Networks
Avangrid Networks is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). Avangrid Networks combines the resources and expertise of eight electric and natural gas utilities with an $8.3 billion rate base serving 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. We have an extensive history of power delivery that goes back more than 150 years.
Avangrid Renewables is one of the leading providers of clean, renewable wind power in the U.S. with more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar power facilities. We produce an economic windfall for numerous rural communities while providing clean, affordable power to our customers. The company also operates a state-of-the-art 24-7 National Control Center which acts as the nerve center of the company’s generation portfolio, making it one of the few companies capable of providing structured energy solutions and allowing large industrial and commercial customers to manage risks and uncertainty in the natural gas and power industries.